Interpretation of Outside Imaging Studies

The Department of Radiology provides a service for secondary interpretations of outside imaging studies upon referring physician request. Secondary interpretations may be deemed necessary by a clinical service to clarify a point of uncertainty, or guide tertiary or quaternary care decisions.

All requests for interpretation of outside studies will include a formal interpretation by a credentialed radiologist that will be included in the patient’s electronic health record.


Please place an order in Maestro Care.  For fastest service, confirm the images to be interpreted are located in Duke Powershare or Duke Image Archive.  For more information on transferring images through the “cloud” please call the phone numbers below and ask for a team lead.

Alternatively you may upload images to be interpreted from a CD to Duke Powershare or deliver the CD to our Radiology Image Library located at:


2301 Erwin Road
Duke North File Room
1st Floor Room 1512B1
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-7274 Option 2
Fax: (919) 684-7160
Hours of Operation: 24/7


Radiology Image Library
40 Medicine Circle,
Clinic 2E, Room 24215
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-7616
Fax: (919) 613-6507
Hours of Operation: 7am - 5pm

For ordering help in Maestro Care, please see our Quick Tips. For physicians who do not have access to Duke’s electronic ordering system, please complete our Radiology Referral Form and submit it along with the interpretation requisition.

The referring physician is responsible for notifying his/her patient that a fee will be charged for the professional interpretation of the outside study.